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ex-Freight Lighter No. 161
ex-Catherine Johnson (SP 390)

Freight Lighter: Built in 1913 as Edith B.; Renamed Catherine Johnson; Acquired by the Navy 15 June 1918 and placed in service as Catherine Johnson (SP 390); Reclassified Freight Lighter No. 161; Named canceled and designated a Freight Lighter (Selp-propelled), YF-161 17 July 1920; Placed out of service 19 November 1930; Reclassified as an Open Lighter (Non-self-propelled), YC-660; Sold 29 September 1932. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 196 t.; Length 110'; Beam unknown; Draft unknown; Speed unknown; Complement unknown; Armament none.

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Catherine Johnson 92k In port on 5 May 1917, probably at New York City. The steam lighter nearest to the camera at left is Metcalf No. 1. Those at right are George H. Johnson and Catherine Johnson.
U.S.Navy photo NH 96062
Naval Historical Center
George H. Johnson 95k Loading or unloading barrels while alongside an unidentified freighter prior to World War I.
Photographed by W.L. Drummond, 72 Wall Street, New York.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102737
Naval Historical Center

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